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Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013

2002 Judicial & Legislative Contributions 

Eldred v. Ashcroft (Copyright Term Extension Act [CTEA, 1998])

Legislative Call for Comments (DMCA & CBDTPA)


US. Copyright Office Hearings (DMCA)

Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia - Sunset 12/2012

Background Materials

Copyright Task Force, 1992-94
Copyright Task Force, 1985-87
The Consumer Access to Information Act - Dueling House Bills or Lessons in Legislating Database Protection: What are the important principles at stake?

Tags:  copyright  eldred vs ashcroft  fair use  guidelines  information act  legislative 

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Discussion Lists

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013


Open to CCUMC members only, to subscribe contact the CCUMC Executive Office at


This list is being organized to give those who ask, answer, and discuss copyright questions of any type a forum for discussion. Discussion will not be limited to any one area such as copyright for electronic materials. Subscribe by e-mail to: LISTPROC@CNI.ORG In body of message say: subscribe e.g., SUBSCRIBE CNI-COPYRIGHT John Doe.


A discussion group that provides a forum for the analysis of topics such as copyright law and policy, technologies, and federal information law and policies that impact higher education, particularly digital distance education. … This listserv aims to be a space for educators, policy makers, librarians, lawyers and all who have a vested interest in digital copyright and other intellectual property matters of importance to the higher education community. Subscribe at:


To subscribe, go to and click on "Join or leave the list (or change settings).


To subscribe, send email to Subject: In body of message type: subscribe videolib 

Tags:  copyright  intellectual property  librarians  library  listserv  public policy 

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Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013

This Webliography is maintained by the CCUMC Government Regulations and Public Policy Committee. It contains important issues for today that will impact our service operations and organizations. All commentary and discussion in this list include fact and opinion. They constitute neither authoritative legal advice nor any formal position of CCUMC as an organization.

U.S. Copyright Office NewsNet

A free electronic mailing list that provides timely information on copyright-related issues. Subscribe by email to:  In the body of the message say: Subscribe USCopyright

BNA Intellectual Property Professional Information Center Email News

A weekly digest of the stories on the Professional Information Center with links back to the full text. Subscribe at:

Legal Information Institute U.S. Code Collection

Searchable copy of the copyright law in its entirety. This is a service of the Legal Information Institute of Cornell Law School.

EPIC Alert

The EPIC Alert is transmitted over the EPIC News mailing list. The list is a service of the Electronic Privacy Information Center and is for official EPIC announcements and publications. No more than 1-2 messages are transmitted per week. Contains some copyright-related material. Subscribe at:

The Filter

Published by the Berkman Center for Internet & Society, The Filter newsletter gives you a unique take on today's most pressing public interest–oriented Internet issues through the eyes of leading experts, scholars, and researchers. Subscribe at:

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse

A joint project of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, University of San Francisco, and University of Maine law school clinic.

Do you know your online rights? Have you received a letter asking you to remove information from a Web site or to stop engaging in an activity? Are you concerned about liability for information that someone else posted to your online forum? If so, this site is for you. …The website offers background material and explanations of the law for people whose websites deal with topics such as Fan Fiction, Copyright, Domain Names and Trademarks, Anonymous Speech, and Defamation.


PatentCafe’s Intellectual Property Magazine

Focuses on the patent area of intellectual property. The magazine can be read at: Subscribe to IPFrontline Newsletter at:

Tags:  copyright  government regulations  public policy  webliography 

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Video At Risk: Strategies for Preserving Commercial Video Collections in Libraries

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013

A new report has been released containing suggested guidelines for applying 108(c) to audiovisual works. These guidelines are intended to provide practical and specific answers to librarians and media collections managers when it comes to their ability to make copies of material held in their collections under US Copyright Law.

This Mellon Foundation-funded project was undertaken by NYU, UC-Berkeley, and Loyola-New Orleans. For more information and to view the report.

Tags:  collections  copyright  guidelines  librarians  media collections 

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CCUMC Adopts Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013
In December 2012, the CCUMC Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of the Government Regulations & Public Policy (GR&PP) to adopt the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use For Academic and Research Libraries and to retire the Fair Use Guidelines for Educational Multimedia.  Read the full announcement here.

Tags:  best practices  copyright  fair use  government regulations  librarians  libraries  public policy 

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CCUMC Members attend "Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform"

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013
Jane Hutchison and deg farrelly attended the symposium "Copyright Exceptions for Libraries in the Digital Age: Section 108 Reform" on Friday, February 8th at Columbia Law School presented in cooperation with the US Copyright Office. Read their brief synopsis of the symposium

Tags:  copyright  librarian  libraries  symposium 

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Supreme Court Upholds First Sale Doctrine

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013

On March 19, 2013, the Supreme Court held that the doctrine of first sale, which allows for legally acquired copyrighted works to be resold by their owners, does apply to works made overseas.

Additional Resources:

Copyright Supreme Court Upholds First Sale In Landmark Kirtsaeng Ruling (March 19, 2013)

Supreme Court Ruling, KIRTSAENG, DBA BLUECHRISTINE99 v. JOHN WILEY & SONS, INC. (March 19, 2013)

"Could the Supreme Court outlaw your library’s right to lend?" (March 18, 2013)

Tags:  Copyright  first sale  librarian  librarians  ruling  supreme court 

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New eBook: Copyright for Librarians

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013
A new book entitled "Copyright For Librarians: The Essential Handbook" was published by the Berkman Center for Internet and Society in January 2013. The book is available as a free download or a paid hardcopy.  

Tags:  copyright  librarians  library 

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Fair Use Workshops Benefit Library Staff

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 05, 2013

On May 15-16, 2013 Barbara DeFelice, Director of the Digital Resources and Scholarly Communication Programs at the Dartmouth College Library, coordinated a visit by Brandon Butler, Director of Public Policy Initiatives at the Association for Research Libraries, who offered three workshops/discussions for staff of the Jones Media Center at Dartmouth College. The workshops, though targeted to different groups within the library, addressed how to use the "Codes of Best Practice in Fair Use" to provide guidance in making decisions about the use and reuse of materials. Overall, I believe the sessions and the conversations were quite useful and successful.

The specific workshops were as follows: 

Workshop 1: Digital Access and Reproduction of Materials Bring your experiences and questions regarding copyright, and get comfortable with code sections 1 (Supporting Teaching and Learning with Access to Library Materials via Digital Technologies).  We may also touch on code section 5 (Reproducing Material for Use by Disabled Students, Faculty, Staff and Other Appropriate Users).

Workshop 2: In Support of Teaching, Learning and Research Discuss cases from your experiences supporting teachers and learners, and bring your questions about sections 1 (Supporting Teaching and Learning with Access to Library Materials via Digital Technologies), 2 (Using Selections from Collection Materials to Publicize a Library¹s Activities, or to Create Physical and Virtual Exhibitions), 7 (Creating Databases to Facilitate Non Consumptive Research Uses (Including Search), and 8 (Collecting Material Posted on the World Wide Web and Making it Available).

Workshop 3: Digitizing Collections Using our experiences in digitization projects, the management and preservation of digital content, and use of materials in Special Collections, we will explore sections 3 (Digitizing to Preserve At-Risk Items), 4 ( Creating Digital Collections of Archival and Special Collections Materials), and 6 (Maintaining the Integrity of Works Deposited in Institutional Repositories). 

Submitted by Anthony Helm | Dartmouth College| Head of Digital Media and Library Technologies

Tags:  best practices  collections  copyright  fair use  librarian  libraries  public policy 

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